China Daily reported that further details have not been disclosed in the brief statement released on the commission's website.
The decision was taken at a meeting on Saturday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the status of COVID-19 in the country and the preparedness of states and union territories for vaccination against the disease.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 18,10,96,622 samples were tested for Covid-19 up to January 9. Of these, 8,43,307 samples were tested yesterday.
As many as 16,71,59,289 samples were tested up to December 25, including 8,53,527 samples tested on Friday, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 16,42,68,721 samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 22, of these, 10,98,164 samples were tested yesterday.
The country reported more discharges than new cases in the last 24 hours bringing down the active cases tally to 3,59,819, which is the lowest after nearly 145 days.
According to the Union Health Ministry's data, 76.6 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and Union Territories.
The overall coronavirus cases reached 96,08,211 including 4,09,689 active cases and 90,58,822 recoveries. With 512 new deaths, the cumulative toll mounted to 1,39,700.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of tests for COVID-19 conducted in the country reached 14,13,49,298, of these, 9,69,322 COVID-19 tests were done yesterday.
The overall coronavirus cases reached 94,31,692 including 4,46,952 active cases and 88,47,600 recoveries. With 443 new deaths, the cumulative toll mounted to 1,37,139.